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Summer Food for Children: An Overview of Federal Aid
Provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Highlights changes to the SFSP made in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, including the permanent authorization of the nationwide Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (Summer EBT) Program for Children, and allowing Seamless Summer Option (SSO) sponsors to provide meals for off-site consumption to children in rural areas without access to congregate meal sites.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Strategies to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Ohio
Examines strategies to reduce adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Ohio. Focuses on caregiver skills training, violence prevention programs, social-emotional learning in schools, and mentoring programs. Includes county-level data on families enrolled in prevention services as well as discussions centered on rural and/or Appalachian areas.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Montana Healthcare Foundation Annual Report, 2022
Provides an overview of the Montana Healthcare Foundation's work in 2022. Features sections on grantmaking, American Indian health, behavioral health, Medicaid and health policy, public health, school-based health centers, housing, and grant application assistance.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Healthcare Foundation
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Results of USDA's Food and Nutrition Service-Administered School Food Authority Survey II on Supply Chain Disruption and Student Participation
Provides 2022-2023 survey data on how supply chain disruptions have impacted school meal operations. Discusses common supply chain challenges, vendor participation issues, changes in food and labor costs, student participation in school meal programs, and more. Includes regional as well as rural versus non-rural snapshots of the survey data.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Food and Nutrition Service
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SBHCs in Rural Areas Decrease Absenteeism
Presentation slides that provide data on the impacts School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) have on absenteeism in the New York State Education System for years 2015-2018. Discusses how SBHCs mitigate absenteeism and the correlation between absenteeism and student health. Includes related information on SBHCs and their impacts in other communities.
Author(s): Chris Kjolhede, John W. Sipple, Wendy Brunner
Date: 07/2023
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Bassett Healthcare Network
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The State of Poverty in Ohio: Vulnerable to Disruption 2023 Report
Describes poverty in Ohio with sections on COVID-19 pandemic learning losses, mental health, and transportation. Features statistics showing variation between counties.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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Recruitment and Reach in a School-Based Pediatric Obesity Intervention Trial in Rural Areas
Compares participation and reach of opt-in and screen-first recruitment methods for a pediatric obesity treatment trial in rural Kansas schools. Includes an overview of the program's school recruitment, personnel onboarding, and participant recruitment processes. Discusses strategies for implementing similar school-based research and interventions.
Author(s): Bethany Forseth, Brittany Lancaster, Megan Olalde, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health, 11, 1181757
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
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Strengthening Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Approaches with Families: The Head Start REACH Case Study Report
Summarizes findings from the case studies of 6 urban and rural Head Start programs, including how Head Start programs identify families most in need of their services and how the programs reach and retain these families. Explores key themes about the eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance/retention approaches that programs use to reach and support them.
Author(s): Harshini Shah, Tosin Shenbanjo, Caroline Lauver, et al.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Policies to Improve Access to Primary Care for Underserved Populations: Case Study Analysis: Kanawha County, West Virginia
Case study of policy initiatives to increase access to primary care, focusing on Kanawha County, West Virginia. Discusses workforce shortages, healthcare access, structural barriers to primary care, healthcare affordability, and more.
Author(s): Maanasa Kona, Jalisa Clark, Emma Walsh-Alker, Megan Houston
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start Eligibility through Tribal TANF: Overview of ACF-IM-HS-23-02 and FAQs
A recorded webinar that provides information on eligibility and tribal control related to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children in Head Start programs. Includes a webinar, transcript, frequently asked questions, resources, and webinar slides.
Additional links: Transcript, Webinar Slides
Date: 06/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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